A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

See the full Camino Forum Store here with many more camino products.

Shorter stages (up to 25km) from Lisbon

jungleboy

Nick
Camino(s) past & future
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
@Wendy Werneth and I are planning on walking the CP from our home in Lisbon in September (the virus situation permitting).

Both Gronze and the Harms et all guide suggest 26 stages from Lisbon to SdC, but those include some long days. Wendy has plantar fasciitis and walks in pain beyond about 20km (and certainly beyond 25km). The Gronze stages, for example, have 10 stages above 25km, including six above 30km.

I've mapped out a rough 31-stage camino with only four days above 25km and a maximum of 28.9km. In pre-COVID theory, there seems to be accommodation at the end of all of these stages, although whether that is still true remains to be seen.

For those who have done this route, do these stages seem OK? Would we miss out on anything by not staying overnight at some of the 'traditional' end-of-stage stops? All advice and suggestions are appreciated!

1 - Lisboa - Alpirate - 21.7km
2 - Alpirate - Vila Franca de Xira - 18.8km
3 - Vila Franca de Xira - Azambuja - 20.0km
4 - Azambuja - Porto de Muge - 16.8km
5 - Porto de Muge - Santarém - 16.2km
6 - Santarém - Azinhaga - 26.9km
7 - Azinhaga - Atalaia - 18.9km
8 - Atalaia - Tomar - 20.4km
9 - Tomar - Areias - 25.7km
10 - Areias - Ansião - 17.7km
11 - Ansião - Rabaçal - 19.0km
12 - Rabaçal - Coimbra - 28.9km
13 - Coimbra - Sernadelo - 24.8km
14 - Sernadelo - Águeda - 23.5km
15 - Águeda - Albergaria-a-Nova - 23.5km
16 - Albergaria-a-Nova - São João da Madeira - 22.1km
17 - São João da Madeira - Grijó - 19.0km
18 - Grijó - Porto - 15.1km
19 - Porto - Labruge (coastal) - 24.5km
20 - Labruge - Vila do Conde - São Miguel de Arcos (reconnecting to central) - approx 20.3km
21 - São Miguel de Arcos - Barcelos - 19.8km
22 - Barcelos - Vitorino dos Piães (Casa Fernanda) - 22.3km
23 - Vitorino dos Piães - São Roque - 28.0km
24 - São Roque - Valença do Minho - 17.9km
25 - Valença do Minho - O Porriño - 17.0km
26 - O Porriño - Redondela - 15.5km
27 - Redondela - Pontevedra - 19.6km
28 - Pontevedra - Armenteira (Espiritual) - 20km
29 - Armenteira - Vilanova de Arousa - 24km
30 - Vilanova de Arousa - Padrón - 30km if walking but we'll likely take the boat if it's running
31 - Padrón - Santiago de Compostela - 24.3km
 

Dojo

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (SJDP to SDC) Aug - Oct 2019
CP (Porto to SDC) May 2021
Jungleboy and Wendy - I'm planning Porto to Santiago next year. A fellow pilgrim recommended a few options if you are hurting or need a break; once in Porto - take the metro to Matosinhos, then walk coastal route to Vila do Conde - will shorten the day to a reasonable 21.8km; take the boat from Vilanova de Arousa to Pontesecures - walk from Pontesecures through Padron (stopping to pick up Pedronia) to Teo - a short day of 14km. The next day walk from Teo to Santiago, another short day of 15km. Buen Camino!
 

Botaivica

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May - July 2016
SJPP - Santiago - Finisterra
May 2017
Caminho do Tejo
June 2017
Fatima - Santiago
@Wendy Werneth and I are planning on walking the CP from our home in Lisbon in September (the virus situation permitting).

Both Gronze and the Harms et all guide suggest 26 stages from Lisbon to SdC, but those include some long days. Wendy has plantar fasciitis and walks in pain beyond about 20km (and certainly beyond 25km). The Gronze stages, for example, have 10 stages above 25km, including six above 30km.

I've mapped out a rough 31-stage camino with only four days above 25km and a maximum of 28.9km. In pre-COVID theory, there seems to be accommodation at the end of all of these stages, although whether that is still true remains to be seen.

For those who have done this route, do these stages seem OK? Would we miss out on anything by not staying overnight at some of the 'traditional' end-of-stage stops? All advice and suggestions are appreciated!

1 - Lisboa - Alpirate - 21.7km
2 - Alpirate - Vila Franca de Xira - 18.8km
3 - Vila Franca de Xira - Azambuja - 20.0km
4 - Azambuja - Porto de Muge - 16.8km
5 - Porto de Muge - Santarém - 16.2km
6 - Santarém - Azinhaga - 26.9km
7 - Azinhaga - Atalaia - 18.9km
8 - Atalaia - Tomar - 20.4km
9 - Tomar - Areias - 25.7km
10 - Areias - Ansião - 17.7km
11 - Ansião - Rabaçal - 19.0km
12 - Rabaçal - Coimbra - 28.9km
13 - Coimbra - Sernadelo - 24.8km
14 - Sernadelo - Águeda - 23.5km
15 - Águeda - Albergaria-a-Nova - 23.5km
16 - Albergaria-a-Nova - São João da Madeira - 22.1km
17 - São João da Madeira - Grijó - 19.0km
18 - Grijó - Porto - 15.1km
19 - Porto - Labruge (coastal) - 24.5km
20 - Labruge - Vila do Conde - São Miguel de Arcos (reconnecting to central) - approx 20.3km
21 - São Miguel de Arcos - Barcelos - 19.8km
22 - Barcelos - Vitorino dos Piães (Casa Fernanda) - 22.3km
23 - Vitorino dos Piães - São Roque - 28.0km
24 - São Roque - Valença do Minho - 17.9km
25 - Valença do Minho - O Porriño - 17.0km
26 - O Porriño - Redondela - 15.5km
27 - Redondela - Pontevedra - 19.6km
28 - Pontevedra - Armenteira (Espiritual) - 20km
29 - Armenteira - Vilanova de Arousa - 24km
30 - Vilanova de Arousa - Padrón - 30km if walking but we'll likely take the boat if it's running
31 - Padrón - Santiago de Compostela - 24.3km
when I made the pilgrimage to Fatima and Santiago, I went like this:

Lisabon – Alpriate, 22,8 km
Alpriate – Vila Franca de Xira, 18,4 km
Vila Franca de Xira – Valada, 28,8 km
Valada – Santarem, 19,5 km
Santarem - Olhos da agua, 29,0 km
Olhos de agua – Fatima, 27,0 km
Fatima – Caxarias, 22,0 km
Caxarias – Ansiao, 29,0 km
Ansiao – Rabacal, 17,9 km
Rabacal – Coimbra, 29,5 km
Coimbra – Mealhada, 19,2 km
Mealhada – Agueda, 25,0 km
Agueda – Albegaria a Velha, 16,8 km
Albergaria a Velha – Sao Joao de Madeira, 28,9 km
Sao Joao de Madeira – Grijo, 19,4 km
Grijo – Porto, 16,7 km
Porto – Monasterio de Vairao, 24,9 km
Monasterio de Vairao – Pedra Furada, 19,7 km
Pedra Furada – Portela de Tamel, 19,2 km
Portela de Tamel – Ponte de Lima, 24,5 km
Ponte de Lima – Fontoura, 24,9 km
Fontoura – O Porrino, 27,7 km
O Porrino - Arcade, 22,2 k
Arcade - Briallos, 29,2 km
Briallos - Padron, 23,4 km
Padron – Milladoiro, 18,7 km
Milladoiro - Santiago de Compostela, 5,0 km

I recommend that you stop in Milladoiro before Santiago. Nice new alberge and after breakfast you arrive at the cathedral for Mass at noon.
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
I can't say I followed your stages exactly but I bet they are pretty close to the places I stayed in 2017. What is open or closed now is hard to say without investigation. But I did only 2 30k days when I walked. I too try to keep it at a max of about 22-23k per day. Thanks for this.
 

jungleboy

Nick
Camino(s) past & future
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Thanks to all for the suggestions! I'm tinkering a bit based on the responses but I'm pretty happy with the general outline as a basic guide. We'll see what actually happens based on accommodation availability and other factors once we start walking.
 

Get on our Mailing list for new products on the Camino Store and news from the Camino Forum








Advertisement

Booking.com

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter






Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 54 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 196 15.1%
  • May

    Votes: 323 24.9%
  • June

    Votes: 94 7.2%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 373 28.7%
  • October

    Votes: 157 12.1%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%
Top
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock